On Oct. 4, 1957, the Soviet Union successfully launched Sputnik I, the world's first artificial satellite which marked the start of the space age and the U.S. - U.S.S.R space race.
NASA's Associate Administrator of Education and former Astronaut Leland Melvin recalls when he applied to the astronaut program. He had family members telling him he couldn’t be an astronaut, but his dreams surpassed any obstacles that stood in his way, and Melvin made it happen.
The first vertical drop test of the Orion test article at NASA Langley's Hydro Impact Basin, Thurs., Aug. 23.
On Wednesday, NASA Langley's Center Director Lesa Roe beamed with pride as Luat Nguyen, Langley's director of flight projects, introduced his perspective during the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL), MSL Entry Descent and Landing Instrumentation (MEDLI) and Inflatable Reentry Vehicle Experiment (IRVE-3) Celebration.
"It looks like it should fly now, right?" said Mark Sirangelo, corporate vice president and head of Sierra Nevada Space Systems.
Earth's planetary neighbor will pass across the face of the sun, producing a silhouette that no one alive today will likely see again.
An innovative manufacturing technique new to spacecraft can reduce welding requirements and save materials.
SpaceX completes the first commercial mission to resupply the International Space Station.
The Inflatable Reentry Vehicle Experiment (IRVE-3), the third in a series of suborbital flight tests of new spacecraft reentry technology, is scheduled to launch from the Wallops Flight Facility this summer.
The SCIFLI team will capture high definition video and thermal imagery of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule.